Lifestyle and Health Related Behaviours


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Physical Activity in Children

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Diet and Nutrition in Children

Headlines • 13% of children aged 9-10 report having no breakfast or just a drink • 30% of children aged 13-14 consume fizzy drinks or energy drinks on most days • 47% of children aged 16-17 consume fruit/veg on most days The Population Diet and nutrition in children has a significant not only on growth … Continue reading "Diet and Nutrition in Children"

Maternal behaviours

Headlines Each year there are around 4,000 births to Wakefield mums Fewer women in Wakefield are smoking in pregnancy (18.6% in 2015/16 compared to 23.9% in 2010/11); however Wakefield remains an outlier when compared to our neighbours and the national average (10.6% in 2015/16) More women in Wakefield are starting to breastfeed their baby (63.9% … Continue reading "Maternal behaviours"

Smoking in Children

Headlines Approximately 8.2% of 15 year olds in Wakefield are smokers (2014/15). 5.5% of 15 year olds are regular smokers (2014/15). 18.5% of 15 year olds use e-cigarettes (2014/15). The Population To be completed. The Burden Smoking has been identified as the main reason why poorer people die younger. Children who smoke become addicted to … Continue reading "Smoking in Children"

Children's Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire

Wakefield district Public Health team have been using the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire (HRBQ) every two years since 2009 as a way of collecting robust information about young people’s health and lifestyles. The most recent version of this survey was carried out during the Autumn term of the 2016/17 school year. This survey is an … Continue reading "Children’s Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire"
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